Pennsylvania authorities on Wednesday announced charges against a couple after they found nearly $ 1 million worth of methamphetamine, six phantom weapons and Nazi accessories in their home during a raid.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Friday announced the charges against Christopher Weikert and Tara Gallucci after officers from the Narcotics Investigations Office of the Attorney General’s Office and the Police Emergency Response Team of the State of Pennsylvania searched the couple’s home on Wednesday.
The residence was located in Northampton Borough, part of the Lehigh Valley region, approximately 70 miles north of Philadelphia.
“Investigators discovered 21.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a market value of $ 968,200,” Shapiro’s office said in a statement. They also discovered “six fully assembled phantom guns, three 80% receivers used to make phantom weapons, four assault rifles, three handguns and various parts of phantom weapons, as well as drugs and Nazi accessories. . “
So-called ghost guns are homemade firearms that are often made from parts purchased online that do not have traceable serial numbers. They have recently been the subject of executive action by President Joe Biden, intended to limit their use through federal regulation.
Authorities took Galluci, 34, into custody during the raid, but Weikert, 34, fled the scene and is still at large, authorities said.
The two suspects are convicted of felonies and now face two dozen drug and gun charges, Shaprio’s office said.
“People have the right to feel safe in their homes and in the areas where they live and work – and arms and drug traffickers are eroding this basic right,” Shaprio said. streets.”